Young song­writ­ers stun on the stage

The Northern Star - - NEWS - Cathryn McLauch­lan cathryn.mclauch­lan@north­ern­star.com.au

THE win­ners of the Young Song­writer of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion are Han­nah Par­ring­ton and AKA Lui.

There were 12 fi­nal­ists who per­formed on the week­end at South­ern Cross Univer­sity.

The com­pe­ti­tion is run in part­ner­ship with headspace Lis­more and the North­ern Rivers So­cial De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil, with the sup­port of Lis­more City Coun­cil.

NRSDC or­gan­iser, Deb Hall, said the com­pe­ti­tion gave young peo­ple a unique op­por­tu­nity to launch their ca­reer.

“The op­por­tu­nity young peo­ple have to win prizes such as stu­dio record­ing time is made pos­si­ble by the gen­eros­ity of SAE By­ron Bay, South­ern Cross Univer­sity Lis­more and LoveStreet Stu­dios in Cur­rumbin,” she said.

“This year our male and fe­male song­writ­ers of the year, Han­nah Par­ring­ton and AKA Lui, were given the op­por­tu­nity of play­ing at Crank­fest at the week­end which by all ac­counts was sen­sa­tional,” she said.

“This com­pe­ti­tion has in­cred­i­ble lo­cal sup­port from or­gan­i­sa­tions who ev­ery year are gen­er­ous with their spon­sor­ship, and who make this com­pe­ti­tion pos­si­ble.”

Aspir­ing young mu­si­cian/song­writ­ers can now sub­mit an en­try for the 2017 com­pe­ti­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TAL­ENTED: Male Young Song­writer of the Year, AKA Lui, is pre­sented with his award by Lis­more mayor Jenny Dow­ell.

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